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What Ron Paul Gets Wrong

anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 4:15 PM
the federal government's claim to supreme authority over sovereign states and sovereign individuals is as bogus as the slave owner's claim to other human beings as his "property".
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 12:00 PM
Tom DiLoernzo gives Lincoln a well deserved lambasting in his book Lincoln Unmasked.
Texas Chris Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 11:59 AM
I would disagree. RI was forced to sign into the union or face invasion. Canada refused and was invaded, tho they retained their "independence".

Also, the Whiskey Rebellion, tho Washington later regretted the action.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:36 PM
don't get me started on lincoln. he is held up as a great american hero because he was the very epitome central government totalitarianism.
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 6:14 PM
The federal government NEVER claimed supreme authority over the states until Lincoln. It was only after he abrogated the Declaration of Independence that there was an assertion that states could not seceded.

Congressman Ron Paul has just delivered his valedictory address in the House of Representatives. And he has told TV interviewers that the American Revolution was a wonderful example of secession. He's a much better OB/GYN, I'm sure, than he is a student of America's history. He could be cited for political malpractice.

If the Founding Fathers and the Patriots who fought and won the Revolution were seceding, why is it that none of them ever called it secession? They certainly had the word back then. They invoked the well-known right of revolution. They had read their John Locke and their Montesquieu,...